This is the second time we've stayed at Abby's but hopefully not the last. It was quite a weekend. We drove down to visit our daughter who attends college at Occidental (just down the street). The house is always cozy and lovely. When we arrived we were greeted by a beautiful bottle of Pinot Noir, chilled grapes, a dark chocolate bar with sea salt and lovely chocolate croissants. This visit was a bit different/difficult but not Abby's fault. There was a nearby fire in Burbank, so close we could literally see the flames. Additionally, we experienced one of the worst heat waves we've EVER experienced in L.A. It was 106 degrees the day we arrived and didn't cool off at night much. Like much of Los Angeles this beautiful stand-alone apartment/cottage does not have A/C. It is extremely rare for this to happen in L.A. Abby was so accommodating and really offered to do all she could to make the visit comfortable. The location is perfect for enjoying some of the amazing things that L.A. Has to offer. We spent one day at Venice Beach (only 30 minutes with traffic), viewed the beautiful artwork at the wonderfully (and often overlooked) museum located at Forest Lawn in Glendale (which offers an amazing view of the city) and is was a 10 minute drive and my 7 year old loved the Griffith Observatory (super close). We also enjoyed the amazing food at Charlie's Taco Truck on York Blvd. We met old friends at The Capri Italian restaurant right down the street where everyone, including the owners, bonded over the heat that their poor restaurant couldn't escape (even their AC couldn't keep up). Want to cool off?.....head down to York Blvd and hit one of the authentic Mexican Restaurants that serve yummy Aqua Fresca or hit Snow Station on Colorado Blvd. Again, Abby was so incredibly accommodating and we would love to stay there again.